wedding planning

February 11, 2014

so we officially got our venue!

the cree estate photo by ep love

it’s this huge estate 2 minutes outside of palm springs with 2.5 acres of lawn and 3 swimming pools. so basically it’s going to be a huge party. to make sure i relax during the weekend — we’re going to set aside a lot of time to hang out by the pool and drink margaritas and of course we’re planning on setting up some serious lawn games for the wedding.

cree pool

while i’ve spent 80% of my time finding my vendors, i’ve also been coming up with the DIYs i want to do as well as a general theme.

… desert boho anyone?

i’m thinking macrame, textiles, wildflowers, lots of wood.

and here are some of my favorite pins right now

wedding inspiration

clockwise :: 01 / 02 / 03 / 04 / 05

save the dates

i also am finishing up hand addressing all of our save the dates! wow. it’s not fun doing that. even when you’re watching netflix. my hand hates me right now. i’ll post those in more detail as soon as the guests actually receive them!

and here’s my wedding pinterest board if you want to follow along!

diy wedding binder with free printables

February 5, 2014

well – as you’d expect. i now have a wedding binder. cheesy or cliche as these may be — things are taking off with the wedding planning and because of our budget, hiring a planner is out. so my mom and i are doing it, and hiring design consultants / coordinators instead. this binder might end up being attached to me. if you planned your wedding yourself – nice job. this is hard work.

ok fine — so far it’s not that bad. but it is A TON.

diy wedding binder

so i started out with a black binder that gideon bought me. but then i went back and got a different binder. because i’m cray.

so duh. i had to make the thing look nice to look at.

diy binder

starting with the binder itself, i got some pretty sun printed paper from the art store. i roughly measured each side onto the paper, and trimmed with an xacto and ruler. once you have your three pieces, slide them into the plastic sleeves.

now if your paper is unruly (mine was on the spine of the binder because it was too soft), cut out a piece of card stock that’s thinner than your pretty paper. tape it securely to the back. this made sliding it in super easy.

diy binder

for the tabs, i bought the absolute simplest white ones i could find — and printed out the label template in a tiny font (naturally).

wedding binder tabs

but then i got really wild. because we are pretty unorganized people, i knew i had to keep track of our guest list in the most organized way possible. so i designed these guest list templates that can keep track of what we’ve sent and received from them and printed 20 of these babies out. and guess what. you can too!

FYI – the whole thing is on the right side of the page so it can be hole punched easily.

diy guest list template

and then i did the same thing to keep track of vendors. this is a two page PDF with the different vendors that we’ll be using. (for the most part) we may actually be skipping a wedding cake. hopefully this can come in handy for you if you need it too!

diy vendor list template

i like the binder a lot. but bodhi? he loves it.

wedding binder + bodhi diy wedding binder with printable templates

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